Dr Nikki Glendening is a Registered Nurse, Registered Health Visitor (Public Health Specialist Practitioner) and NMC Registered Nurse Tutor. Nikki joined Bournemouth University in 1998 as a nurse lecturer and later as a senior and now principal academic where she previously led the undergraduate pre-registration BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing programme. Nikki is now one of three Deputy Heads of Department for Nursing Science.

Nikki remains passionate about both higher and nurse education and in particular student centred pedagogical practice and the pedagogy of emotion. Nikki also has an interest in the concept of wellbeing, humanisation, interpretative phenomenology, emotional resilience and the development of independence in learning. She successfully defended her PhD thesis in 2022 entitled "The Emotional Journey of Independent Learning" using an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. She has since completed the BU Certificate in PhD Supervision.


PhD thesis (2022: The Emotional Journey of Independent Learning: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) of Undergraduate Adult Nursing Student’s Experience of Self-Managed Independent Learning (SML) in one UK University.
Supervisory team: Professor Elizabeth Rosser, Dr Helen Farasat and Dr Liz Norton.


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